You may be familiar with IQ, which measures your cognitive intelligence. But has anyone asked you about your EQ or emotional quotient? What is EQ? Simply put EQ, which is driven by your emotional intelligence, is your awareness of your actions and feelings, including how they impact the people around you.
Being emotionally intelligent means you understand the cause and effect of your actions and words. You understand what the impact of “being you” has on individuals and groups and you understand how to read others’ emotions and actions and work within their emotional limits. The key to remember is you can never change someone, but you can change and adjust yourself. Emotional Intelligence is about how to change and adjust yourself and includes these attributes:
· Respecting others
· Listening to others
· Empathizing with others
· Identifying with others
Knowledge workers, especially SDLC workers, do their work in teams. Teams are filled with “others”. Your ability to work with those “others” determines what you get done, how fast you get it done and how much value you deliver. If you have a high EQ, you get things done fast with minimal impact on the organization while providing high value.
After listening to this session you will be able to:
· Understand the meaning of emotional intelligence
· Distinguish the differences between EQ and IQ
· Identify emotional hot buttons
· Determine which emotional intelligence competencies to improve when working with others
· Detect the signs of emotional outbursts in others
Earn 1 PDU when you attend this session live.
David Mantica, VP and General Manager, US
Fueled by his passion for developing empowered knowledge workers, David Mantica helps companies develop their teams through training and coaching, equipping them with the critical skills needed to work effectively in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. With over 30 years of experience and more than 700 speaking engagements, he has inspired better work practices in all areas of business.
Find out more about David Mantica here.
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